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Film Followup: Louie C.K. Chows Down at Russ & Daughters
Now in its third season, Louie is that rare breed of television program that truly channels the spirit and feelings of New York City. Through his eyes we experience the Manhattan of everyman. A story not often approached. Not the glitz and glam of glass dildo buildings and zillion-dollar cocktails, but rather the delicious slice of pizza from the corner parlor (in the opening), the thrill of perusing the titles at a bookstore, or talking to the homeless on the street.
Or going on a spontaneous first date through the streets of the Lower East Side, as in last week’s episode. Louie and Liz (Parker Posey) amble just south of Petrosino Square and eventually make their way to the iconic Russ & Daughters. The comedian reveals that he’s never frequented the appetizing palace, and proceeds to spend a great scene stuffing face. All while Victorian-esque music plays in the background. After leaving, the pair walk down Stanton toward Pitt Street and help a bum pick up some prescription pills.
We won’t divulge anything else about the episode, but will say that this program should earn a place in your viewing schedule.
On another note, we love Louie’s disclaimer on the website before clicking to see some of his favorite city haunts:
I shoot this show in New York City because I love it here. This is a list of places that I love in New York. Just do me a favor. If you go to one of these places, and you see me there, please just look at me and then do something else. I only say this because I want to keep going to these places. I want to share them with you but don’t ruin them for me by fucking me in the face every time I walk in the door.
I’m just kidding. But really. Leave me alone. Just kidding. But really…